Wednesday night, the Brantford Police Service received a missing person report for a 17-year-old Brantford resident.
Brent Brading-Searles went missing Wednesday afternoon after going with friends down to the Grand River behind Earl Haig Park to celebrate the end of school.
According to Jason Butler, one of the friends with Brading-Searles that afternoon, Brading-Searles wanted to swim across the river after an already long afternoon of swimming – and that was the last they saw of him.
The Brantford Police and Fire Department started searching first thing the morning after the report and spent most of Thursday searching the banks of the Grand River with no results.
OPP divers were called in Thursday afternoon to search the riverbed.
The divers recovered a body around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday that was later confirmed to be that of 17-year-old Brent Brading-Searles.
According to Brantford Police, the investigation continues as they try and piece together a full story of what happened.
An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.